Armed contingent of police personnel have cordoned off the home of former Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for allegedly conducting a mass wedding despite police order stopping the event.
It was learnt that Kwankwaso had organized a mass marriage for over 100 couples which was scheduled to hold last Saturday, but was aborted by the police who cited security reports about a possible clash with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s supporters.
A source said that the aborted wedding took place secretly on Monday at the premises of Kwankwaso’s office located along Lugard Road, a few meters away from the Kano Government House.
However, speaking on the issue an ally of the former governor, Sanusi Surajo said the wedding took place at the residences of the respective couples and not at the office of Kwankwaso.
He said the police got hint of the wedding and sealed off Kwankwaso’s office after the Kwankwasiya Foundation began distributing the wedding gifts to some of the couples on Monday.
Kano State police spokesperson Magaji Musa Majiya said the police sealed off the building because the organizers of the mass wedding did not seek any approval to assemble at the venue.